Friday, June 10, 2011
iSad? Liberty London iPad Case Proves Elusive
"Puh-leeze, dude," I shot back. "I certainly do not."
Fortunately, I misheard him, as he had said "stylus" when he saw me typo-ing away on the tiny iPad keyboard. An iPad stylus magically appeared at breakfast today, a gift from my dear children.
I had fully intended to buy myself an iPad accessory as well. Gentle readers will know that I have long adored Liberty of London prints (just finished my crazy LoL quilt and will photograph it soon), and I was delighted to learn that Liberty is collaborating with Apple on some cases.
Some are available at Liberty proper, like this one:
It's pretty, but white and canvas will not wear well in my life.
Then I saw this Ianthe-print embossed-leather iPad case at the Apple UK store. Perfection.
I particularly like Ianthe; it's the border for my newly completed quilt, and think that this case would be both beautiful and useful (thanks, William Morris).
But could I order it from the Apple UK store? NO! They do not ship to the United States!
The kind Apple UK employee suggested I call the New York Apple store to see whether they could get it in via special order. Could they? NO! Apple US does not tangle with imports.
Liberty, however, ships gladly, and while it carries the Ianthe sleeves for the iPhone, it does not offer Ianthe for the iPad.
Portmanteau word for the day: iSad (but only in great good fun.)
Still, there will be no Apple for this professor, unless I hop a plane to London and pluck it from the tree myself.